Nation witnesses 15,388 contemporary circumstances, 77 extra deaths

New Delhi, March 9

With 15,388 fresh cases, India’s Covid tally has climbed to 1,12,44,786, while the number of recoveries has surged to 1,08,99,394, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.

The death toll due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,57,930 in the country with 77 more fatalities, the ministry’s data updated at 8 am showed.

After registering an increase for six consecutive days, the number of active Covid cases has gone down to 1,87,462, accounting for only 1.67 per cent of the country’s total caseload, while the case fatality rate has dropped to 1.4 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 1,08,99,394, which translates to a national Covid recovery rate of 96.93 per cent.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 22,27,16,796 samples have so far been tested in the country for the viral disease, including 7,48,525 on Monday.

The 77 new fatalities include 22 from Maharashtra, 14 from Punjab and 12 from Kerala.

Of the total 1,57,930 Covid deaths reported so far in the country, Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of 52,500, followed by Tamil Nadu (12,521), Karnataka (12,367), Delhi (10,924), West Bengal (10,280), Uttar Pradesh (8,738) and Andhra Pradesh (7,176). PTI

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